An octogenarian, Adebisi Olayimika, has lauded the Chairman, Surulere Local Government, Tajudeen Ajide, over the reconstructed Ogunlana Lane, located in the council area. She spoke during the commissioning of three inner roads rehabilitated by council administration.
The 85-year-old grandmother, who had lived on the lane for 50 years, said the succour had been brought to residents who usually have unsavoury experiences using the road anytime it rained.
“The reconstruction of Ogunlana Lane is really appreciated. I’m happy Ajide considered it necessary to fix the formerly bad road. With the interlocking stones used, I believe the usual flooding of the road is over,” she said.
Similarly, Elizabeth Achibong, another decades-old resident of the area echoed Olayimika.
To another elderly in the area, Baba Alamutu, the collaboration between the council chairman (Ajide) and the grassroots is why the council administration has made so much progress less than a year after its inauguration.
Alamutu, who is the Chairman of Ogunlana Community Development Association, spoke more on the collaborative efforts.
He said: “He (Ajide) set up committees on construction of roads at CDC level who go around to the CDA level and the projects have been evenly carried out. The Chairman has done well. When you work with the grassroot, this is the type of progress the people get.”
Aside the 55meter-long Ogunlana Lane, others similarly rehabilitated by the council administration are Oyekan street, which is 135meters in length, and Adeoti Lane, 65meters.